I grew up in San Diego, California and am an ordained Presbyterian pastor having served churches in Ohio, Texas, New York, Washington and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When asked why I left California and how I ended up in all those places my usual response, with a smile, is, “It's God's fault.”
I received a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in spiritual formation from Columbia Theological Seminary. As a retreat leader I have directed hundreds of retreats throughout the United States over the last 30 years. Since completing my spiritual direction training in 2000 I have helped individuals mature in their Christian faith through one-on-one conversations. In 2011 I completed a two-year training program offered by the Renovare International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and now serve that program as a Senior Teaching Fellow. I teach in the areas of spiritual direction and spiritual formation as an adjunct professor at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia.
I am married to Rose and have two grown sons. Our home is in Longmont, CO. I enjoy gardening, riding my bike (the peddle variety), talking with people about their life of faith and making pine needle baskets and wall art. I can easily be picked out of a crowd or remembered from a previous meeting because I am 6'9" tall.